Ombrina Mare production tripod faces decommissioning
Rockhopper expects to decommission and remove the tripod structure serving the Ombrina Mare oil field offshore eastern Italy later this year.
This follows the decision in February 2016 by Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development not to award the company a production concession covering the field.
The tripod had been installed in 2008 and would have formed part of the future production facilities under Rockhopper’s plan.
Last August the jackupAtwood Beacon P&A’d the existing OM-2 well.
In the northern Adriatic Sea in the Italian sector, Rockhopper and operator Eni are examining more efficient and cost-effective methodologies for produced water disposal at theGuendalina gas field, which started production in late 2011.
The duo hopes these measures will lead to a significant reduction in field opex.
In the offshore south/east Falklands basin, Noble Energy and Edison have served notice of their intention to withdraw from acreage that includes the unsuccessfulHumpback exploration well.
Rockhopper, an existing partner, will as a result assume a 100% working interest. The company’s sub-surface team will continue to assess remaining prospectivity on the acreage ahead of a decision on whether to extend the current phase of the licenses.